Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama


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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.


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  • Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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  • David Lean and Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole and Zia Mohyeddin in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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Trivia

Alec Guinness had a life-long interest in T.E. Lawrence, and had played him in a production of Terence Rattigan's play "Ross" on stage. Guinness wanted very much to play Lawrence, but David Lean and Sam Spiegel both told him he was too old. Laurence Olivier was the original choice for Prince Feisal, and Guinness was shifted to... ...


Quotes

Colonel Brighton: He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew.
Vicar at St. Paul's: Did you know him well?
Colonel Brighton: I knew him.
Vicar at St. Paul's: Well nil nisi bonum. But did he really deserve a place here?


Goofs

In two consecutive shots of Bentley passing by the fountain in Jerusalem, the shadows are completely different.


Crazy Credits

The opening credits read: Introducing Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence. However, O'Toole had already played very noticeable roles in two feature-length films, the Disney 1960 version of Kidnapped (1960), and The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960).

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | War

Details

Release Date:

11 December 1962

Language

English, Arabic, Turkish


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,930 (USA) (4 October 2002)

Gross:

$6,000,000 (USA)

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